Tesco Chief Executive visits University farm to talk to MBA students

Philip Clarke

Group Chief Executive of Tesco and University graduate, Philip Clarke, has visited the University of Liverpool’s Wood Park Dairy Farm to offer support and advice to current students studying a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

The University’s School of Veterinary Science and Tesco work together as part of the Tesco Dairy Centre of Excellence, which was launched at Wood Park Dairy Farm in 2008. The Centre is a national resource for farmers and offers expertise in cattle lameness, fertility and calf health. Philip Clarke has toured the Farm and speak to MBA and veterinary students about his career, offering advice to those interested in pursuing jobs in large business corporations.

Philip, who graduated from the University with a BA in Economic History in 1981, said: “The University has had a significant impact upon my personal and professional life. My time there as an undergraduate student provided me with the skills I needed for my career in executive retail management.

“I am delighted to be able to talk to current students and share with them what I have learnt during my time in business. I am also very proud of Tesco’s innovative partnership with the University, which pioneers research into dairy cow health and welfare.”

Wood Park Dairy Farm, based at the University Leahurst Campus on Wirral, provides user-friendly facilities for student study purposes, including a viewing gallery where students are able to observe and monitor cow behaviour as part of teaching on reproduction.

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